The pro-democracy uprisings that swept across the Middle East in 2011 made clear the need to forge a new social contract between rulers and ruled.
A series of leaks and scandals are dominating the media’s coverage of political rivalries ahead of Morocco’s parliamentary elections.
In an interview, Walid Joumblatt asks for more U.S. involvement in the Middle East and believes Bashar al-Assad will remain in power.
Scholars from Carnegie Europe and the Carnegie Middle East Center participated in a Reddit AMA on the refugee and migrant crisis.
Processes of diffusion and cross-national learning during the Arab Spring were not only employed by protest movements but by the regimes they opposed.
Supporting Arab autocrats may produce some short-term gains, but at the price of long-term disaster.
Recent airstrikes in Hasakah by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may signal a shift in strategy against Kurdish movements in Syria.
As it becomes possible to take stock of the situation in Manbij and a new administration moves in, the city will be seen as an important bellwether in the war against the Islamic State.
In Libya, the struggle to root out the Islamic State goes beyond the battlefield to the broken state left behind by Muammar Qaddafi and the lack of international support following the 2011 uprising.
Competing forces in the Syrian city of Aleppo have managed to place each other under siege, likely prompting further fighting at great human cost.